Sunshine – Female Terrier
CONGRATULATIONS TO SUNSHINE!!! 🙂
Sunshine found her new furever home with Bianca Lentz on August 3, 2013 at the Petco in Goodyear.
Sunshine is a beautiful blond, 1-year-old Terrier who was a stray.
She can be a little shy when you meet her, but then she warms up quickly.
Sunshine loves to cuddle and play with other dogs.
If you’re ready to let a little Sunshine into your life, please use the form below to contact Pammy’s 2nd Chance Rescue.
A terrier is a dog of any one of many breeds or landraces of terrier type, which are typically small, wiry, very active and fearless dogs. Terrier breeds vary greatly in size from just a couple of pounds to over 70 pounds and are usually categorized by size or function. There are five different groups with each group having several different breeds.
Most terrier breeds were developed in Great Britain and Ireland. They were used to control rats, rabbits, and foxes both over and under the ground. Some larger terriers were also used to hunt badgers. In fact, the word terrier comes from the Middle French terre, derived from the Latin terra, meaning earth. The durable, wiry coat needs to be brushed weekly and professionally groomed twice a year. The object is a completely natural look. The Terrier sheds little to no hair and is good for allergy sufferers. Bathe only when necessary. The Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are moderately inactive indoors and a small yard is sufficient.
The Terriers are alert, bold little hunters. Very agile, they are willing to squeeze through a narrow space to capture any quarry that may be on the other side. Lively, they enjoy playing with children. Affectionate, mild-mannered dogs that aim to please their owners makes them easy to train. This sturdy, scruffy, little terrier is a good watchdog, and may bark, but is not aggressive. Be sure to socialize them well. Puppies should be made accustomed to loud noises while they are still young to avoid excessive timidity. Puppies and adolescent Terriers are very active, but will mellow as adults provided they get plenty of exercise. Terriers like to dig; it is a good idea to install additional reinforcements along the bottom of fences. Good with family cats if socialized with them, however this hunting terrier has strong instincts and should not be trusted with non-canine pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and birds. Be sure you are always your dog’s firm, confident, consistent pack leader, to avoid Small Dog Syndrome, and separation anxiety.
Different localities raised terriers suited to their hunting or vermin control needs. Terriers were crossed with hunting dogs, fighting dogs, and other terriers. In the mid-19th century, with the advent of dog shows, various breeds were refined from the older purpose-bred dogs. All of today’s terrier breeds are bred primarily as pets.
Today, most terriers are kept as companion dogs and family pets. They are generally loyal and affectionate to their owners but can be “big characters” requiring a firm hand.